Best Pro Racquetball PlayersList of the ten all time greatest to have on the Pro Racquetball Tour.
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This is a very easy decision. His longevity, and current physical condition, even today is amazing! He looks like he did 30 years ago. Plays almost as well, with hardly any drop off. I am 52 years old nw. When I think of racquetball, I see Marty Hogan in my head. I see other players in the spotlight for short periods of time over the past 30 years. But the vision of Marty is head and shoulders above all others. Turns out he is a heck of a nice guy as well. Very humble, and helps out others on a daily basis. His total balance on and off the court make everyone else a distant second on the list
Greatest player to play in greatest era of the sport. the Babe Roth of Racquetball. #1 Ranked Player in the World 1977, 78, 79, 80, 81, 89. Had a winning record against every rival. Undefeated for over a year September of 1978 to December 1979 indoors, outdoors, singles, doubles and paddleball.
I select Marty because he had the most influence on the sport. I was able to meet and play him at Lowry AFB, Co. He played a few of us there, the top two women and the top two men and of course he promoted his racquet. He let us all win, how great for our egos. I also saw him play in LA. Kane is great but not the same influence on the game. Special note for Ruben, meet him in Orlando and he is a great inspiration for the game. Go Ruben.
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This list was obviously compiled when Lincoln was in office. Kane now has 12 US Open titles. I'm sure the guy ranking Marty at #1 would even change his vote today. And as for Kane's competition versus some others in THEIR prime, it's like they say in sports,"You can only play who shows up."
Two undefeated seasons. Six US Open Championships. Never tested by great competition as Hogan was but dominated everyone in his path.
The best ever-no one is even close to how good this guy is.
Most dominant player of all time
No fellow players are even close to matching his talent and the other players are very good
Almost feels like Tiger Woods dominance in golf
Kane winning and everybody else vying for 2nd place Finals at tournaments are anticlimactic
Won more professional racquetball matches and tournaments than any player in history at or near the top of the sport from 1985-2005. #1 Ranked Player 1990, 93, 94, 95, 98, 02. Best serve of all time.
He has the most diverse game of all players.
At the top when the sport was at its peak. Whole different level of play during his time. Kane has to play amateurs.
Dominated Kane until he was 35 years old. Great rivalry with Hogan that went back and forth during 80'school and early 90's. His serve is the biggest weapon in the history of the,sport.V 5 Comments
#1 Player in the World 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001. Four time US Open Champion. Hardest hitting player of all time.
Dominant when he played
Best backhand in the game
Sudsy is the best RH player of time Greatest BH, clocked 170 mph.
Probably quickest & Fastest player most power of Era, Could dunk a basketball at 5' 10".
When his game was on he completely dominanted his main rival Cliff Swain.
Played with Mike as a teenager at Soutgfield athletic club. Should be best ranked ever!
#1 Ranked Player 1983-87. Won Ektelon, Catalina and DP Nationals in 1983. Won DP Nationals in1984.
#1 Player in the World from 1972-1976. Five time National Singles Champion. Won multiple national titles indoors, outdoors and in paddleball. Won twenty consecutive tournaments.
Most strategic player of all time. Dominated indoors and outdoors, singles and doubles!
#1 Ranked Player in the World 1992. Winner of Pro Nationals 1989, 1992 & 1993. One of the top players in the world 1984 - 1998.
#1 Ranked Player in the World in 1988. Winner of 1988 Pro Nationals. 1983 Pro Racquetball Rookie of the Year. One of the top players in the world 1982 to present.
Ruben is a very dedicated player, I had the pleasure of meeting him once at a tournament, he took the time to talk to me about racquetball questions that I had!
He is my baseball coach and he is awesome
#1 Ranked Player in the World in 1982. Won Ektelon Nationals in 1980. Won Ektelon and Catalina Nationals in 1982. 1979 Pro racquetball Rookie of the year. Stopped Hogan's streak of five consecutive #1 rankings in 1982.
Played and beat most of the best players if all tine. Top five in my opinion.
Quickest player I ever seen on the court.
#1 Player in the World in 2003. Winner of 1999 US Open. Winner of 2001 IRT Pro Nationals. Winner 2006 US Open. One of the top players in the world 1996-2010.
The fact that I have to write anything is a joke. Do your research or don't make a list.
One of the strongest and most humble player..
Winner of over 20 Professional Tournaments. Ranking never dropped below #4. Won 4 Grand Slam Events. Beat all of the best players from 80's era and 90's era.
What about inouye he's as good in and out of the court
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